George Thomas HEMSLEY

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HEMSLEY, George Thomas

Service Number: 6163
Enlisted: 7 August 1916, Sydney, New South Wales
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 23rd Infantry Battalion
Born: Moss Vale, New South Wales, 1 November 1898
Home Town: Parramatta, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Killed in Action, Belgium, 9 October 1917, aged 18 years
Cemetery: Tyne Cot Cemetery and Memorial
Plot LX, Row A, Grave 8 - Headstone reads: Take Thy rest we loved Thee well but Jesus loved Thee best, Tyne Cot Cemetery, Passchendaele, Flanders, Belgium
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Haymarket NSW Government Railway and Tramway Honour Board
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World War 1 Service

7 Aug 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 6163, Sydney, New South Wales
31 Oct 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 6163, 23rd Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
31 Oct 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 6163, 23rd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Argyllshire, Sydney
3 May 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 6163, 23rd Infantry Battalion, Bullecourt (Second), GSW (left hand)
9 Oct 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 6163, 23rd Infantry Battalion, Battle of Poelcapelle

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Gerald and Clara Nina Hemsley of O'Connell Street, Parramatta, NSW

"...6163 Private George Thomas Hemsley, 23rd Battalion of Parramatta, NSW. A farmer prior to enlisting, he embarked from Sydney aboard the HMAT Argyllshire (A8) on 31 October 1916. He was killed in action at Passchendaele, Belgium on 9 October 1917, aged 20. He is buried in the Tyne Cot Cemetery, Passchendaele, Belgium." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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